Pipe Warming Bowl

Dutch, c.1725

Copper, Brass, Walnut. None of your friends will guess what this is. It has a hammered copper bowl with brass foot and rim, all mounted on a walnut stand with brass ball feet. Great look and great craftsmanship. It was used to keep tobacco in clay pipes warm by standing them on a bed of hot ash or coals in the bottom of the bowl. From a collection in North Yorkshire. Replaced nut under stem, otherwise good original condition.

6" h, 4-1/4" diam (bowl),
 
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